on u.s. missions in that region. >> the attacks happened in benghazi, libya and cairo, egypt. the attacks are being blamed on a california man and his films. >> americans want to say something bad about prophet mohammad. >> reporter: in cairo, egypt, demonstrators scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy tearing down the american flag and replacing it with an islamic banner. [indiscernible] >> reporter: those behind the attacks blame an american film they say ridicules the islamic prophet mohammad. >> they make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight, they will do such a situation. >> reporter: in response the u.s. embassy in egypt issued a statement saying, it condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. in a statement secretary of state hillary clinton said, let me be clear, there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. but it was a statement from the embassy in egypt that set off a political firestorm between the obama and romney campaigns. mitt romney responded in a statement saying, it'